How to Care for a Treadle Sewing Machine

Kent Rayman provides a detailed guide on sewing operating problems and how to maintain an antique Treadle sewing machine.



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Treadle sewing machines work as well as electric models, if not better ... without electricity. They're also inexpensive.
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A machine that sews properly produces a tight seam with the stitches crossing in the center of the line.
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Treadle sewing machines work as well as electric models, if not better ... without electricity. They're also inexpensive.
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The opposite situation — loose shuttle thread or tight upper thread — causes a pattern like this.
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